Frog in Winter

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HarperCollins, Mar 24, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Frog "is astonished, one morning, to find the world white and the river frozen. Though Duck tries to teach him to skate and Hare lauds the virtues of jogging, Frog continues to shiver. Still, his sympathetic friends build Frog a fire, tuck him into bed, and ply him with hot soup; and he does make it through to spring. The simple, gracefully told story is nicely extended in the award-winning Dutch artist's beautifully designed compositions....Charming."--Kirkus Reviews.

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User Review  - jljaina - LibraryThing

This poor frog. He wakes up one morning to find winter has arrived in full. Frozen water, snow everwhere, etc. All his furry and feathered friends are loving the change but for Frog it is much too ... Read full review

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User Review  - docopperhead - LibraryThing

In this touching story, Frog's friends fail to see how he is suffering in the cold winter until it's almost too late. Fortunately, Duck, Pig and Hare are able to rally round and help him in time. I ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Max Velthuijs was born in The Hague, Netherlands on May 22, 1923. He studied painting and graphic design at the Academy of Visual Arts in Arnhem and then worked in publishing and advertising as a graphic designer. He began illustrating children's books in 1962 when a Dutch publisher asked him to illustrate a famous book of rhymes for children. He wrote and illustrated more than 20 children's books during his lifetime including A Is for Monkey, A Birthday Cake for Little Bear, Crocodile's Masterpiece, Frog in Love, Frog in Winter, Frog and the Stranger, and Frog Is Frightened. He received many awards for his illustrated books including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration in 2004. He died from lung cancer on January 25, 2005 at the age of 81.

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